Wyden statement on enhanced jobless benefits

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement on enhanced jobless benefits:

“As Republican governors continue their economic sabotage by pulling the rug out from jobless workers, it’s important to note that thousands of workers in these states are not only losing the $300 weekly boost, they are losing every single penny of their income. That’s because governors are not only ending the $300 boost, they are ending additional weeks of benefits and benefits for self-employed and part-time workers covered by the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. The Labor Department must explore all options to keep these workers from losing their income. Mothers without child care are not going to be back on the job in just a few weeks’ time, and they shouldn’t face financial ruin for living in states run by Republicans.”